KTM has revealed its latest creation, the 990 Duke, featuring a 947cc parallel-twin engine that finds its home within a brand-new steel trellis frame, supported by a top-tier suspension setup provided by WP.
The front suspension is a USD fork with an open cartridge design, offering adjustable options for both compression and rebound. In the rear, a monoshock takes charge, providing flexibility with adjustable settings for rebound and preload.
For braking duties it has a duo of 300mm discs upfront, clamped down by KTM-branded 4-piston calipers. At the rear, a single 240mm disc teams up with a single-piston caliper to ensure precise stopping power.
As for the design of the fresh 990 Duke, it's certainly not one to fade into the background. It features an industrial vibe with a vertically stacked twin-pod LED headlight, accompanied by a pair of LED DRLs. The oversized tank extensions further amplify its style.
The 990 Duke boasts a seat height of 825mm, and KTM states its 'complete weight' as 179 kg. The wheels are typical for its class, with a 120/70-ZR17 tire up front and a 180/55-ZR17 unit at the rear, both fitted with Bridgestone S22 rubber.
What really elevates this bike is its impressive array of electronic rider aids, offering five riding modes. It also features a bidirectional quickshifter, cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, launch control, and for the very first time in a parallel-twin Duke, it even comes equipped with cruise control. Keep coming back here for more information on the 990 Duke.